Tyrannosaurus rex

Translingual edit

Tyrannosaurus rex reconstruction

Proper noun edit

Tyrannosaurus rex m (plural Tyrannosauri reges)

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Tyrannosauridae – a large carnivorous dinosaur.

Synonyms edit

Hypernyms edit

References edit

English edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /taɪˌɹænəˈsɔːɹəs ˈɹɛks/, /təˌɹænəˈsɔːɹəs ˈɹɛks/

Noun edit

Tyrannosaurus rex (plural Tyrannosaurus rex or Tyrannosaurus rexes or Tyrannosauri reges)

  1. A giant carnivorous theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous period.
    • 1999, Fred Setterberg, America: True Stories of Life on the Road, →ISBN, page 244:
      Some of the most spectacular beasts in East Coast museums happen to be Tyrannosaurus rexes from Montana.
    • 2003, Donald J. Richgels, Going to Kindergarten: A Year with an Outstanding Teacher, →ISBN, page 222:
      "Now, Dr. Richgels, you picked a folder from the story box. Could you show us the one that you picked?" Mine shows two Tyrannosaurus rexes fighting []
    • 2009, Allen A. Debus, Prehistoric Monsters: The Real and Imagined Creatures of the Past, →ISBN, page 251:
      So Lyell's view is not inconsistent with Dollo's Law of Irreversibility in that, under awful (i.e., evolutionary) changes, biological organisms would not follow the same unlikely path regenerating, say, DNA-exact Tyrannosaurus rexes from ancestral chicken stock in some future age.

Synonyms edit

Related terms edit

Translations edit